Embroidery fragment from collar

Probably American
About 1830–60


24 x 35.6 cm (9 7/16 x 14 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery and drawn-work

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fine white muslin on which are embroidered with white cotton and laid-work roses, carnations, forget-me-nots and convolvulors arranged in semicircular groups or scattered like a powder. The curved lower edge is finished with a scallop and a line of drawn-work, above is a border of separate leaves and rosebuds. The other edges are hemmed. 17.1593 and 17.1594 probably cut from the same cape or collar.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates